Fear is a strong force but we can choose to recognize it and then let it go. That is not easy, at least for me. Growing up fear was with me as I made decisions. Mostly, the fear led me to choose what would allow me to go unseen, fade into the wall and not make much of a splash. I did what I was supposed to and tried not get into trouble with anyone with authority.
It served its purpose but at a price.
I learned not to shine.
I feared everything.
today I will let go of fear
and hold tightly to my tenacious love,
I will shine.